Published 16 November 2015 by

Greater say for Victorians: end of life care

While talking about death for many people can be very difficult and confronting, it’s an important discussion we all need to have.

We know now that more and more people these days want to be with their family and friends and have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.

They want to have a choice about where they die, whether at home or in hospital. They want to be able to make informed choices about their end of life care, and to have their choices respected. Unfortunately though not everyone is getting what they hope for. 


This is why the Victorian Government is undertaking a series consultations to develop a new statewide end of life care framework. 

Please note that this is separate to the Parliamentary Inquiry for end of life care choices currently underway in Victoria, which is considering a broad range of issues including reviewing relevant legislation.

Discussion paper submissions 

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have written a discussion paper outlining an approach to building a new framework for end of life care in Victoria. They invite you to submit your ideas and thoughts. 

For more information about the discussion paper including submission process, please click here

Discussion paper submissions close 5:00pm Friday, 18 December 2015


A series of facilitated public forums are being held across Victoria. You may participate in any of the forums simply by registering your interest. 

Please note that registrations will close at least four days prior to each session or when allocated spaces have been filled. 

Forums will be held at the following areas: 

  • Traralgon - Tuesday, 17 November 2015
  • Horsham - Friday, 20 November 2015
  • Melbourne - Monday, 23 November 2015
  • Bendigo - Thursday, 26 November 2015
  • Mildura - Friday, 27 November 2015
  • Shepparton - Tuesday, 1 December 2015
  • Warrnambool - Tuesday, 3 December 2015
  • Geelong - Friday, 4 December 2015
  • Nunawading - Tuesday, 8 December 2015
  • Wangaratta - Wednesday, 9 December 2015
  • Sandringham - Friday, 11 December 2015

To register for either of the forums, please visit

For more information

A new website has been developed to facilitate a community-wide discussion on end of life care.

There are a few other ways you can contribute your views including posting a 140 character idea or sending a written feedback via mail. Visit

Published 16 November 2015 by

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